It is November, the month that brings us NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, Movember, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, American Thanksgiving and lots and lots of gratitude. Writer’s Quote Wednesday will focus on gratitude this month.
A reminder from Emerson to give thanks for all that we are given not only today on Thanksgiving but every day. Happy Thanksgiving Day to those of us in the United States. May we all take a moment today between the turkey and stuffing, family and friends, and parades and football to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives both big and small.
About Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Born: May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: April 27, 1882 (aged 78), Concord, Massachusetts
Occupation: Unitarian minister, then essayist, lecturer, poet, philosopher and leader of the American Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century
Education: Harvard and the Cambridge Divinity School
Spouse: Ellen Louisa Tucker (m. 1829; until her death 1831); Lydia “Lydian” Jackson (m. 1835; until his death 1882)
Children: Waldo, Ellen, Edith, and Edward Waldo.
Image of American philosopher/poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, dated 1859 is part of the public domain.
Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event.